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Linotype Machine Subject of July Meeting

Don Harrell of El Dorado Printing was kind enough to co-host the Preservation Society meeting at his business on 7-14-2015.  After a brief background talk by Director Patrick Hotard, Mr. Harrell demonstrated the workings of the famous Linotype line casting machine used in printing from the 1880's to the 1970's.  The Linotype revolutionized printing by removing the typesetting bottleneck that existed in the Gilded Age.  Our thanks to Mr. Harrell and the staff of El Dorado Printing.